Chromecast now streams Twitch, Watch Disney, iHeartRadeio

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Google’s $35 Chromecast continues to be one of the cheapest, simplest devices for streaming internet video to a TV. When the Chromecast first launched in the summer of 2013, it only supported video from a handful of sources. These days it supports hundreds of apps and services, and you can even use it to stream […]

iPhone 6 NFC chip is only for Apple Pay (so far)

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Apple’s new iPhones are bigger, faster, and thinner than any phones the company’s launched to date. But the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also have a few other new tricks including support for wireless payments using the new Apple Pay feature. This lets you use your phone as a digital wallet and it allows you […]

NVIDIA Shield Tablet with LTE ships Sept 30th

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NVIDIA is now taking pre-orders for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet with 32GB of storage and 4G LTE. The tablet will start shipping September 30th, but you can reserve one now for $399. That’s $100 more than the price of a WiFi-only model with 16GB of storage. NVIDIA has been selling the WiFi-only Shield Tablet for nearly […]

Lenovo launches Miix 3 8 inch Windows tablet (in China)

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Lenovo is updating its Miix line of Windows tablets with a new low-cost 8 inch model. The Lenovo Miix 3 8 is launching first in China, but the Lenovo Miix 3 8 is likely to show up in other countries soon. It already passed through the Indonesian version of the FCC recently. The Lenovo Miix […]

Here’s what Windows 9 looks like so far (in video)

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Microsoft is expected to launch the next version of Windows in 2015 with a public preview coming later this year (possibly as soon as September 30th). But the folks at German site WinFuture seem to have gotten their hands on an early build of the operating system because after releasing a series of photos of […]

LG G3 Stylus smartphone launches in developing markets


The LG G3 Stylus is a smartphone with a big screen, a large battery, and a stylus for writing or drawing. It also shares some features with LG’s latest flagship phone, the LG G3 including volume and power buttons on the back of the phone and LG’s user interface and suite of Android apps. But […]

This appears to be an HTC Nexus 9 Bluetooth keyboard

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Google and HTC haven’t actually announced that they’re working on a 9 inch Android tablet together… but it’s pretty clear they are. Now we have a little more evidence, thanks to the Chinese equivalent of the FCC. VR-Zone spotted a listing for a Bluetooth keyboard cover for the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet at the NCC. […]

HP’s next-gen 7 and 8 inch tablets arrive (in France)

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Hewlett Packard has launched two new Android tablets… in France. I suspect it won’t be long before we see the new HP 8 G2 and HP Tablet 7 G2 in other countries, although the names might differ from region to region. A tablet called the HP 7 Plus G2 also passed through the FCC recently. While […]

Motorola introduces Moto X Pure Edition unlocked smartphone for $499

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Like the look of Motorola’s new Moto X smartphone, but don’t want to sign up for a 2-year service contract to get one? No problem. Motorola is offering a Moto X Pure Edition which is available off-contract for $500. The Moto X Pure Edition isn’t just contract-free though. It’s also SIM unlocked and has an unlockable […]

Deals of the Day (9-15-2014)

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The HP Slate 7 Extreme is basically an NVIDIA Tegra Note tablet with HP branding. It has a Tegra 4 quad-core processor, NVIDIA’s DirectStylus pen, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The Android tablet has a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and support for games optimized for NVIDIA’s Tegra graphics. It’s also […]

Panasonic Lumix CM1 camera is also a smartphone

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The best camera is arguably the one you carry with you, since you won’t use the $3000 DSLR and interchangeable lens system you leave in your house to shoot spontaneous photos while you’re out and about. Most smartphones have built-in cameras, which is why so many of the photos you see posted to Facebook and […]